This is a question for anyone who has applied to, been accepted to, or is/was a student in the Yale GEPN CNM specialty program. What makes a desirable applicant, and is there anything else I can do to increase my chances of being accepted?
I'm preparing to apply this fall - I'm taking my GREs (again, 14 years after the first time) and the A & P pre-reqs. I've worked for a women's health practice doing patient care, done community relations (marketing) for a large health care organization (that had serious issues with their women's health care, and so became the focus of much of my work), I've trained as a doula and attended 5 births, had two children of my own, and I am a certified yoga teacher specializing in yoga for women.
I've wanted to go back to school for a nursing/CNM degree for the last 10 years, but have been raising children, working, and lived too far away from a college where I could take my pre-reqs. All of these factors have changed and the time is right now. Will my lack of direct patient-care work in the last 10 years adversely affect my application?
Thanks for you help!